ID needed and overwintering questions

bradleyo_gwSeptember 11, 2006

First time posting pics...hope it works. I bought what I thought was musa basjoo in May but after seeing some other pictures, I'm not so sure that is what it is. The circumference of the main pseudostem is well over 2 feet and some of the pups are just as large. If basjoo, I will overwinter in the ground, otherwise I need help. I have included the before pic in late May if it helps.\

I've seen some mention digging and storing under the house. I don't have that option. I have a heated basement and an unheated garage that never dips below 40F (although it can stay there for quite some time). Will either of these work, and do you have any other tips for that method?

I also have several potted pups which I'd rather not keep in my limited window space. Can I store those in the basement without grow lights?

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
pitangadiego(San Diego, CA)

I vote for some type of cavendish.

    Bookmark   September 11, 2006 at 10:50PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
gardenguy_(z6b PA)

Ditto here as well.

    Bookmark   September 11, 2006 at 11:30PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
sandy0225(z5 Indiana)

I agree with them. And if it's a cavendish, you can store it in the basement or garage as long as it doesn't freeze. But if those pups are small, you will have to keep them going in whatever window space you have because they wouldn't be big enough to store.

Here is a link that might be useful: my ebay guide to storing bananas

    Bookmark   September 12, 2006 at 8:12AM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Banana variety
Plan on planting a couple bananas of different maturity...
bjakeky
Prepping the soil for banana plants
Hello, I have a nice space for about 2-3 dwarf Apple...
figsinhawaii
Banana tree has fruit on it. Now What?
Hey, when do I know it's time to cut the stalk of fruit...
elbeardo
Smallest dwarf I've seen
This past week I was out to lunch and while walking...
gnappi
Brand new to bananas, please help identify!
I'm in zone 6, so this baby will never go outside,...
lilmizscareall
Sponsored Products
62" Hako Media Stand
Cost Plus World Market
Cast Iron Rooster Doorstop
Signature Hardware
BLux | Regina Table Lamp
$739.20 | YLighting
Millennium Bath Bar by PLC Lighting
$120.00 | Lumens
White Porcelain Vessel Sink
MR Direct Sinks and Faucets
Barstool Arm Chair in Pop Yellow
$189.99 | Dot & Bo
Woodrow Wood Desk with Return and Cabinet
Zuri Furniture
Tonin Casa | Eliseo 47-Inch Round Table
YLiving.com
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™